Page 2 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter for March, 2016
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YOUTH Oakville
High School
From page 1 cheerleaders
her squad led the kids. Their time mentor Oakville
and commitment was a huge success. Elementary
The elementary students spent a few School kids,
weeks practicing and learning cheers in allowing them
preparation for this special and fun event. to perform
during the Feb. 2
Cheerleading skills taught to young basketball game
students is a great way to enhance the at OHS.
growth of future cheerleaders for OHS. Photos provided
by Jodie Smith
They did an awesome job. What a
wonderful way to learn the basics from
your mentors. When they were finished,
the youngsters were met with a thunderous
applause of approval from the crowd.

Tailgate party is a big hit HONOR in appropriate car seats and booster seats.
The Chehalis Confederated Tribes’ high
On Feb. 5, the Chehalis The Super Bowl party offered From page 1
Community Center hosted the Feb. 5 scored a touchdown with lifetime achievement award recipients. regard for Chief Wyman has led to his
employees’ Super Bowl tailgate party. Chehalis Tribal employees. Elder appointment of director of public safety.
It was a fun day to select winners and Youth Center Director Tony Since being hired in 1989 by the
for Super Bowl 50, which pitted the Medina won one of the grand Chehalis Confederated Tribes, Chief Chief Wyman gives back to the
Denver Broncos against the Carolina prizes. Wyman has built a reputable police community by serving as president of
Panthers. department. He obtained grant funding the Northwest Association of Tribal
to fully equip the department and to Enforcement Officers. Beginning in 2010,
After the blessing of the meal, purchase an integrated public safety data he accepted the responsibility of managing
employees enjoyed a meal of hot system used by several tribal programs. WTSC grant funds that are available to all
wings, pizza and soft drinks. The tribal police departments in Washington.
tribe raffled prizes to folks who The Chehalis Tribal Police received
attended. certification from the state allowing Chief Wyman was unable to attend the
access to Department of Licensing Target Zero Awards ceremony at Great
Events Coordinator Phillip information critical for officer safety Wolf Lodge in December, so his award
Youckton and Assistant Coordinator related to drivers and vehicles. was presented during a meeting of the
Leroy Boyd did an awesome job Additionally, the police department has Tribal Traffic Safety Advisory Board,
inviting employees to gather for this cross-jurisdiction, allowing officers to cite hosted by the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. If
yearly event. or arrest non-tribal offenders. you want to watch interviews and footage
showcasing Chief Wyman’s work, it’s
They also made sure the Gathering Through innovative outreach to young viewable at timeframe 17:30 on a video at
Room would be open for the Super drivers, Chief Wyman positively turned
Bowl. around attitudes toward law enforcement.
Chief Wyman and some of his officers The awards program mirrors
This was a safe, sober and festive would open up the gym at 11 p.m. or Washington’s Strategic Highway Safety
environment for trbal employees to midnight to shoot hoops. This evolved to Plan: Target Zero, approved by Gov. Chris
watch the game on the big screen, very popular “shirts and skins” pick-up Gregoire in 2007. It’s updated every three
rooting and cheering for their teams, building relationships with teens. years. Tribal representatives are working
favorite team. on the 2016 version in the capacity of the
Because of extensive education and top-level Steering Committee, Project
Yes, the Denver Broncos defeated enforcement, about 95 percent of vehicle Team and Writing Teams. See the 2013
the Carolina Panthers in a hard- occupants on the reservation travel safely version at
fought match. with consistent seat belt use and children
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